Saturday, April 16, 2011

Almond Crunch Coffee Cake

This is definitely a crowd pleaser, plus it is healthy.  I actually don't make many things that aren't healthy because I believe the purpose of eating is to nourish your body.  In order for your car to run well, you need to give it good gas.  In order for you to run well, you need to give it good food.  Even people who don't like whole wheat, healthy food like this!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Almond Topping:

Blend until crumbly~
1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 Tablespoons organic sugar
1 Tablespoon soft butter
Stir in 1 cup chopped almonds

In a separate bowl:

Blend thoroughly~
2 eggs
3/4 cup honey
Mix in 1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk, or rice milk, with 1 teaspoon lemon juice)

Blend in separate bowl:

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ginger

Blend dry ingredients into liquid ingredients until smooth.
Pour into greased 9" X 13" pan.  Top evenly with almond topping.

Bake about 30 minutes until knife comes out clean.
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